SNK rules out new KoF games for Switch due to system ‘technical limitations’
Over the past five years, the Nintendo Switch has become a fantastic system for fans of fighting games. At the same time, there are still serious gaps in his collection – the system still skips games such as Tekken as well as modern Street Fighter games.
We’re sure a lot of fighting game fans would love to see a few other new titles that will make the leap to Nintendo’s hybrid system, including King of Fighters XIV as well as King of Fighters XV by SNK. The Japanese company has mentioned this in the past, but now seems to have reverted to its previous statement due to the “hardware characteristics and technical limitations of the switch.”
Here’s what SNK producer Yasuyuki Oda had to say in a recent interview with Gamereactor (courtesy of Google Translator), mentioning that as much as the team “wants” to bring these games to Switch, the company admittedly has “no plans.” moment:
“Yes, obviously if you have a Switch, you have a lot of our retro content, you can play almost all SNK fighting games, and we have explored this issue even with King of Fighters XIV and even XV. One of the biggest problems with KoF is that you have three characters and you have to load all the resources between rounds and so on. It really fell short of the Switch’s hardware specs and technical limitations. We were very worried about it, we would like to do it and always think about it, but at the moment there are no plans.”
So there you have it – if you’ve been wondering if more recent King of Fighters games are coming to the Nintendo Switch, try not to get your hopes up. In addition, you can always choose classic KoF games, and SNK has also released some other modern games for the device, such as SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy and Samurai Shodown.
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